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Title: Diffraction crystal for sagittally focusing x-rays

Abstract

The invention is a new type of diffraction crystal designed for sagittally focusing photons of various energies. The invention is based on the discovery that such focusing is not obtainable with conventional crystals because of distortion resulting from anticlastic curvature. The new crystal comprises a monocrystalline base having a front face contoured for sagittally focusing photons and a back face provided with rigid, upstanding, stiffening ribs restricting anticlastic curvature. When mounted in a suitable bending device, the reflecting face of the crystal can be adjusted to focus photons having any one of a range of energies.

Inventors:
 [1];  [2]
  1. Oak Ridge, TN
  2. (Oak Ridge, TN)
Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN
OSTI Identifier:
865102
Patent Number(s):
4461018
Assignee:
United States of America as represented by United States (Washington, DC)
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-26
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
diffraction; crystal; sagittally; focusing; x-rays; type; designed; photons; various; energies; based; discovery; obtainable; conventional; crystals; distortion; resulting; anticlastic; curvature; comprises; monocrystalline; base; front; contoured; provided; rigid; upstanding; stiffening; ribs; restricting; mounted; suitable; bending; device; reflecting; adjusted; focus; range; sagittally focusing; focusing x-rays; diffraction crystal; various energies; /378/976/

Citation Formats

Ice, Gene E, and Sparks, Jr., Cullie J. Diffraction crystal for sagittally focusing x-rays. United States: N. p., 1984. Web.
Ice, Gene E, & Sparks, Jr., Cullie J. Diffraction crystal for sagittally focusing x-rays. United States.
Ice, Gene E, and Sparks, Jr., Cullie J. Sun . "Diffraction crystal for sagittally focusing x-rays". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/865102.
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title = {Diffraction crystal for sagittally focusing x-rays},
author = {Ice, Gene E and Sparks, Jr., Cullie J.},
abstractNote = {The invention is a new type of diffraction crystal designed for sagittally focusing photons of various energies. The invention is based on the discovery that such focusing is not obtainable with conventional crystals because of distortion resulting from anticlastic curvature. The new crystal comprises a monocrystalline base having a front face contoured for sagittally focusing photons and a back face provided with rigid, upstanding, stiffening ribs restricting anticlastic curvature. When mounted in a suitable bending device, the reflecting face of the crystal can be adjusted to focus photons having any one of a range of energies.},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {1984},
month = {1}
}

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